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  1. #311
    Do you post anything that doesnt spam to your blog?
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  2. #312
    Quote Originally Posted by AdironRider View Post
    Do you post anything that doesnt spam to your blog?
    Do you post anything in which you don't complain?

    I got maybe 8000 posts in the last 10 years on various ski forums,,. I just started posting on AZ this year. If you visit, you'll that a minuscule fraction of these are link to my blog.

    I joined AZ, because someone linked up to my blog. I decided to register here in order to place things in context.

    I don't feel like cutting and pasting a list of 70 ski areas that most people wouldn't care about. If you want to see the list, check the link. I approximately post 15 times a month on my blog, I don't spam unless it related. I don't like copying and pasting the same thing from one forum to the next. Many people I know have migrated away from FTO, but all in different ski forum.

    I don't spam my TRs. Generally the only places where I put links to my TRs are on FTO, because that is the place where I used to publish them. Someone asked me that it was better to provide a link than dropping out of that forum entirely.

    I hope this answer your question.
    Ski Mad World
    A blog of MadPat's World: A History of Skiing Geography

  3. #313
    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    Maybe 15 mins further if you're coming up 91. About 2:30-2:45 from Brattleboro.
    Cool- I've done Stowe from here outside htfd- Stowe is about the outer limits of a day trip-I can handle 15 mins more....

  4. #314
    Quote Originally Posted by MadPatSki View Post
    A quick update looking into next weekend.

    Skiing in the Eastern Canada will be limited to Quebec (up to 24 ski areas), Newfoundland (1 or more) and possibly Nova Scotia (1).

    In the Eastern US, its down to Vermont (5), New Hampshire (4) and Maine (3).

    There is no longer skiing after Sunday in Ontario (Blue didn't open this weekend), New Brunswick and New York.

    http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/.../#comment-1415

    Pathetic. Looking to update the list by midweek.

    PS. Waterville is offering free skiing until their closing ...they're hoping to make to April 1.
    Thanks for the update summary!
    I checked out your blog for more info
    Peter

  5. #315
    From Jays Snow Report

    Sunday, March 25th @ 6:30a

    It looks as though Mother Nature is going to re-commit her priorities back to winter, so why not follow suit?* With cold temps moving in tomorrow through Tuesday we will be looking to take advantage of a 24h snowmaking window.* We probably could have made it without, but with, will ensure better and longer lasting snow deeper into April.* We will touch up the Interstate, Lower Quai and spot gun*our way up the Goat Run.
    Looks like they are trying to keep more than just Jet & Haynes open into April.

    Be there next weekend for their Annual Beach Party.

  6. #316
    Surprising strategy. I assumed that they would blow the snot out of the lower elevations of Jet and Haynes, especially near the chair.,

    -Steve
    TheSnowWay.com "Skiing is not a sport, it is a way of life." - Otto Schniebs

  7. #317
    Quote Originally Posted by skidmarks View Post
    Thanks for the update summary!
    I checked out your blog for more info
    Thanks.

    Here is this week's update:

    Around the corner : Surviving the Heatwave or the End of the 2012 Eastern ski season?
    http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/...rn-ski-season/

    29 still spinning in the East this weekend, none in New York, but elsewhere

    Newfoundland : 1 or more
    Quebec : 17
    Vermont : 4
    New Hampshire : 4
    Maine : 3

    Pretty pathetic if you compare with numbers from previous years. Options are going to be going down after this weekend, at least 7-8 areas have stated that this coming weekend was their last. At it ain't No April Fool.
    Ski Mad World
    A blog of MadPat's World: A History of Skiing Geography

  8. #318
    MadPatski

    How busy are these Quebec Resorts? I'm sure Tremblant, Saint Anne etc do a good business, but it just surprises me to see so many of the ski areas up there still open. Obviously, they have a major weather advantage to preserve snow, but it just seems like a lot of areas to still be open. I didn't realize Quebec had the skiing population to support so many areas remaining open in the spring.

  9. #319
    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    MadPatski

    How busy are these Quebec Resorts? I'm sure Tremblant, Saint Anne etc do a good business, but it just surprises me to see so many of the ski areas up there still open. Obviously, they have a major weather advantage to preserve snow, but it just seems like a lot of areas to still be open. I didn't realize Quebec had the skiing population to support so many areas remaining open in the spring.
    Quebec has approximately 84 ski areas in huge geography. Laurentians account maybe for one third of them. The pattern this year is really weird as it isn't the regular late ski areas that are still spinning. Sure, they are the big guns like Tremblant and Ste-Anne (both on fixed date calendars), but many smaller one in region that weren't affected so much by the heatwave. Gaspe was hit hard and the fact that they really uniquely on Natural snow, they melted faster and shutdown. Massif closed down last week then decided to reopen this weekend on limited terrain. Ste-Anne and other areas near Quebec City are fairing much better and its almost business as usual. As for us in Ottawa, all the local shutdown with the heatwave. I wrote a TR on my blog on last Satuday earning turns, not much snow, which normally isn't much of an issue this time of year.

    The normal end date for many areas in Quebec is generally Easter weekend, so in place where it's not summer yet, they still have a few folks still skiing. The real story is out is going to be left after Easter Monday? Tremblant, Ste-Anne and St-Sauveur? Who else in Quebec? Same in the NE.

    Edit: if I broke down the region (yeah, I'm a geographer):

    You have within 90 minutes north of Montreal:

    2 areas in the Upper Laurentians
    2 in the Lower Laurentians - both in St-Sauveur and owned by MSSI and connected.
    2 in Lanaudière with is just east of the Laurentians and less busy. 2 places next to town small towns.

    Within 90 minutes East of Montreal:
    2 in the Eastern Townships - Bromont is almost suburbia.

    Near Trois-Rivières (halfway MTL-Quebec City)
    1 ski area

    North of Quebec City and Charlevoix
    Ste-Anne, Le Relais and Stoneham conditons are pretty good. All are within 45 minutes from the city.
    Le Massif is a but further.

    The last 4 are in 3 separate regions.
    Le Valinouet is in the Saguenay
    2 small local hills on the North Shore (north of the Gaspe across the sea like St. Lawrence at the level).
    And (no confirmation), Val Neigette which is just outside the biggest town near the Gaspe Peninsula: Rimouski. The bigger hill maybe 45 minutes from town are closed which is exceptional.
    Last edited by MadPatSki; Mar 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM.
    Ski Mad World
    A blog of MadPat's World: A History of Skiing Geography

  10. #320
    Latest update...down to 20. Going to drop real fast after the Easter weekend, always does.

    Liftserved skiing options for this weekend: twenty areas from East of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic.

    Quebec: 11, Newfoundland: 1, VT: 3, NH: 2: ME: 3.

    It ain’t April Fool – not much skiing for this year
    http://madpatski.wordpress.com/2012/...for-this-year/
    Ski Mad World
    A blog of MadPat's World: A History of Skiing Geography

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